Domain Names, DNS Settings and Ownership of Domains
Domain names can be a frustrating thing to deal with.
They are quite simple – really.
Each country has a designation – in the United States the most common domain name is a “.com”.
It doesn’t matter what the domain name is – as long as it correctly ‘points’ to a server somewhere. This is accomplished by setting DNS Settings on the domain name.
The DNS Settings will typically point any web query to a particular server, as designated first by some general DNS Settings (ie: NS1.Domain.com), and then by what is called an IP address. Every computer (or in this case a server) has a unique IP address. These resolve via a numeric code like 192.312.121.12.
For most people you simply let your web designer handle this, but it is important to understand how domain names work.